This show has been commercially released as " Europe '72: The Complete Recordings - All The Music Edition"
Me And My Uncle
Black Throated Wind
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
Beat It On Down The Line
It Hurts Me Too
Playing In The Band
The Promised Land
The Other One
Sing Me Back Home
Not Fade Away ->
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
Not Fade Away
This was the shortest show of E72, other than the TV taping, but that's relevant - it still went 3 hours (their allotted slot for the radio program). The spine of the official release says they played the Grande Salle (the big room - assumedly the grand theater itself), but the inside text correctly says they played the Black Box, which is a studio set-up hall (an empty room with available rigging). At the time Les Grand Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg was the set up for worldwide Radio Luxembourg broadcasts. It was a super-intimate show with last-minute, free tix for the lucky few (2nd free show in a row). It actually happened after midnight, on the 17th, and they had to go to Munich after the show to get set up by the next evening! This was one of the more commonly traded E72 shows during blanks-and-postage; the only complete show in some collections. It's consistently good, like the entire tour, though with few best-of-tour versions it doesn't really stand out and isn't overlooked like, say, Hamburg.
First Set. Bertha switches dressed in green and went down to the sea and it works. M&MU is just as hot and Jer is all over the neck for Mr. Charlie. There's a lull section (by E72 standards) until China Cat>Rider. It's downtempo for the tour, relaxed (i.e. Billy is reserved), and Jer's fills are different than rest of tour. Beat it on Down the Line-5 is one of the tour's best (not so for Hurts Me Too). After a good Tennessee Jed, Playin' is one of the best of the tour (and with only minor Donnaskreech™). They had some (short) time to fill so they bust out the first Promised Land of '72.
Second Set. Truckin' is a full-blast version and Drums come early on the way into The Other One. It's mostly a wild jam; doesn't develop much, though. Like the first set, the second flags a bit in the middle, roaring back for GDtRFB. Blasting faraway listeners, One More Saturday Night is a singular, perfect example.
1st Set: B- 2nd Set: B
Overall = 3¾ stars
Mr. Charlie - maybe the tour's most consistent song and a Pig showcase
I Know You Rider - after a relaxed China Cat it will suck you in unexpectedly
Playing in the Band - one of the best of the tour
Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad - not to be taken for granted
One More Saturday Night - nearly perfect
June 29, 2011 Subject:
What a great run
Such a high standard for all these Europe 72 shows. The material was fresh and played with crisp perfection. This is not my favourite of the run but still deserves 5 stars. The Truckin'>Drums>OO run is a definite highlight for me.
May 17, 2011 Subject:
The Mr. Charlie on Europe '72 is from one of the Lyceum London shows. None of the songs from this show made the album.
May 18, 2009 Subject:
Mr Charlie from Europe '72
Think this is the show from where Mr. Charlie was recorded, Yes?
Reviewer:Without A. Net
February 11, 2009 Subject:
So tight if Bobby doesn't drop the first line of Truckin then I bet this would have been close to a Dick's Pick. Anyhoot. The band so freakin focused it is scary. No acid test, no west coast groovin'...they are all playing as pieces of a very powerful whole here in Lux. yaowzers!